Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park in southwestern Rwanda is a hidden gem that immerses visitors in a realm of ancient forests, diverse wildlife, and captivating wildlife.

A Mystical Realm of Towering Trees

This protected area, renowned for its dense montane rainforest and remarkable biodiversity, offers a unique and enchanting experience for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Step into the lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls. The park is home to a remarkable variety of flora and fauna, including more than 1,000 plant species, hundreds of bird species, and numerous mammal species, such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and forest elephants. Traverse the network of hiking trails that wind through the forest, guided by experienced trackers and guides on chimp trekking in this ancient forest.

Encounter Primates and Rare Birds

Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to habituated chimpanzee groups, offering the opportunity to observe these remarkable animals in their natural habitat. Trek through the dense forest, listen for their calls and follow the guidance of experienced trackers to locate these intelligent and charismatic animals. Nyungwe Forest is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 300 bird species recorded, including numerous rare and endemic species. From colourful turacos to elusive forest-dwelling birds, the park’s avian residents will captivate bird lovers and photographers alike.


Nyungwe Forest National Park offers accommodation within the park's boundaries allowing you to wake to the sound of birdsong and panoramic views of the forest.